Productivity and competitiveness are key issues for private enterprise development in any country, and employers' organizations have an important role in underpinning this in their policy work and in providing services to their members. Productive enterprise development means that enterprises can create both new and additional jobs, which in turn is one of the most concrete and important contributions to national efforts on poverty reduction.
ACT/EMP has produced a CD-ROM with the aim of assisting employers' organizations by providing them with materials on the issues of productivity and competitiveness for their work with member enterprises. The CD-ROM provides reference material to guide action by employers' organizations or other business associations, particularly in transition countries.
The CD-ROM comprises research reports, handbooks and training materials on productivity and competitiveness by the employers' organizations in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. All the materials have been produced within the project "Capacity building of employers' organizations in productivity and competitiveness in Caucasus and Central Asia", which was implemented by the Bureau of Employers' Activities (ACT/EMP) with funding from the Norwegian Government.
Although primarily aimed at staff or trainers from employers' organizations, it will also be useful for enterprise managers, business associations, consultants or others in finding relevant information to help shape and further develop their own initiatives on productivity and competitiveness issues.
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